Binocular Gate occurred on May 10th in Colorado. Since Mick Billmeyer was caught "cheating with technology" the Phillies have gone on a massive offensive slide. Their record since that ill-fated date- 8 wins to 10 losses, and in 12 of those 18 games they've been held to 3 runs or less. It all may just be coincidental, but it sure does appear that the conspiracy theory behind the Phillies being cheaters has some merit. The Dodgers, Mets, and Rockies have all accused them of such and maybe the accusations hold water, because look at what happens when cheating is eliminated. Charlie Manuel and company are going to have to get creative now that MLB in on the lookout for sneaky sign stealing shenanigans. Perhaps the Phils should try relaying messages via satellite with a receptor in the batting helmets, use Morse Code, or resort to terroristic threats. Anything to get this offense back on track. Bottom line, the Phillies need to start cheating again.
Thanks to loyal reader Brian for bringing this lovely Bobby Cocks cake to our attention.